Pacer Paul

Where are you from?

London, UK

Current P.R.


Typical pace

Sub 4:00

Number of marathons



Prison Governor (Warden)

Favorite marathon

London Marathon



Favorite Running Food

Pizza and sweets

What are you reading now?


Who do you train with?

Friends, kids

Personal goals

Pace 100 Sub 4 Marathons around the world

Sub 3 Marathon

Run Happy

A quotation you like…

Pain is temporary, pride is forever


Why do you run?


I love the social side of running, for many years I was all about the PB, and stopped enjoying running. Now I love the satisfaction of being surrounded by people who have hit their target, and I love to support people on their journey

Describe your best marathon memory.


The first time I paced London Marathon in 2014. I did the Run / walk Strategy, and after 5 minutes I started to walk. With hundreds of people stopping to walk at the same time this was very emotional.


In 2016 at London Marathon I had someone stop me at the end and tell me he had been trying to get a sub 4 for over 16 years. That moment we did it together…

Why do you pace?


The smiles on peoples faces when they have enjoyed the marathon, and we have battled through together

Tell us your best pacing experience.


As Above

Why should someone run in your pace group?


Pacing a marathon is not just about getting the right time. Not only do I achieve my target time I make sure it is a consistent pace throughout. But more importantly I am a mentor, a coach, a friend. We share a journey together and I do everything possible to motivate and support people who are with me, to forget about what they are doing and just enjoy the moment…

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Don’t be afraid to ask questions, I don’t bite. Come and talk to me, any concerns you have, ask me, and we will work it out

Anything else you’d like to share?

I have a sweet tooth, so if you are carrying sweets, make sure you share…


What philanthropic activities do you have?




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